James Kalm visits Farrell Brickhouse: Recent Paintings at Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through December 7, 2014.
Kalm's video includes fantastic close-ups of Brickhouse's visceral paintings. He films the tour of the exhibition while talking to Brickhouse about his work. Asked what he finds appealing about working in oil, Brickhouse comments: "One of the beautiful things about oil paint is that you can take off as intelligently as you put on, where I found, mostly, acrylic is additive... it's kind of like the difference between video and film. Light passes through oil paint; it's such a sensous medium."